John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), said in an op-ed that he hopes Kentucky clerk Kim Davis ignites a revolt against the Supreme Court's ruling striking down gay marriage in all 50 states.

Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, spent five days in jail for refusing to comply with a judge's ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis has said that issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would violate her conscience.

Davis, who returns to work on Monday, on Friday filed a new appeal.

(Related: Kim Davis asks for delay in issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.)

In his National Review op-ed, Eastman said that Davis was more faithful to the U.S. Constitution than Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority decision in the marriage ruling.

“Ms. Davis was much more faithful to her oath of office, and to the Constitution she vowed to support, than the federal judge who jailed her for contempt, the attorney general of the state who refused to defend Kentucky’s laws, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who usurped the authority of the states and the more than 50 million voters who had recently reaffirmed the natural definition of marriage, in order to impose his own more ‘enlightened’ views on the nation,” Eastman wrote. “One can only hope that Ms. Davis's simple but determined act of civil disobedience will yet ignite the kind of reaction in the American people that is necessary to oppose such lawlessness, or at the very least bring forth a national leader who will take up the argument against judicial supremacy in truly Lincolnian fashion.”

Earlier this month, NOM President Brian Brown blamed the Supreme Court for Davis' jailing.